Bharat Kisan Union (Bhanu) has moved the Supreme Court against the three farm laws recently introduced by the Indian government. The massive farmers’ protest has entered day 16 and the protestors have decided to expand the movement.
The Bharat Kisan Union has appealed the Supreme Court to intervene in the case against three farm laws, Farmers (Empowerment & Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance & Farm Services Act. 2020, Farmer’s Produce Trade & Commerce (Promotion & Facilitation) Act, 2020 and Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act, 2020.
The petition has alleged that the three bills will pave way for cartelisation and commercialisation of agriculture and will make farmers vulnerable to corporate greed.
The petition has been moved through advocate AP Singh. The petitioner has claimed that these three laws were passed hastily without adequate discussion and despite multiple representations, the government is not ready to consider their problems.
“Inherent weaknesses of the agricultural sector cannot be addressed by way of monetization of farmers and the system needs strengthening of APMC system, MSP and financial support,” the petition said.
Six petitions are already pending before the apex court against the three agriculture laws.